Scott · Worden · Irwin

Scott · Worden · Irwin (HM1BLF)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35805 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 42.665', W 86° 39.339'

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Launched: July 26, 1971 · Landed: July 30, 1971 · Splashdown: August 7, 1971

— "It's really rolling hills, up and down we go, buckin' bronco!" —

Lunar module Jim Irwin described his ride in the first lunar rover.

The Apollo 15 mission is best remembered for introducing the electric Lunar Roving Vehicle, better known as the rover (which was developed at Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center). For this mission, the first of the longer, more scientific-focused missions, the rover allowed more extensive exploration of the lunar surface. Irwin and Commander Dave Scott spent three days on the Moon, worked on the surface 18½ hours, and journeyed nearly 17 miles on the rover. Relying on their pre-flight geological training, the astronauts made extensive explorations and drilled into the lunar surface for core samples. The rocks and soil they collected included a "Genesis Rock" - a sample believed to date back to the Moon's origin more than four billion years ago. Meanwhile, orbiting in the command module, Al Worden photographed the Moon's surface with mapping cameras attached to the craft's hull. He later retrieved the film during a space walk on the return trip.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 531532 N 3841058
Decimal Degrees34.71108333, -86.65565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.665', W 86° 39.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 39.90" N, 86° 39' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, US
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